30th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association

 SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2024

We cordially invite researchers and practitioners to participate in the 30th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF) organized by the Department of Finance of RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences - between September 26 and 28, 2024.

In addition to a doctoral workshop and a special Women-in-Finance event, there will be several events happening on September 26, 2024, that are open to all participants: a Women-in-Finance keynote speech, a Meet-the-Editors session, and a practitioners' talk on asset management. For more details, please click here.

On September 27 and 28, 2024, the School of Business Studies of FH Aachen will host about 30 sessions and a poster session, featuring the presentations of approximately 95 research papers. We are particularly proud to announce that this year’s keynote speech will be delivered by Stefan Nagel. Following the keynote, participants will have the opportunity to join a city tour of the beautiful and historic city of Aachen, followed by the conference dinner at City Hall Aachen.

The best paper and the best paper exclusively written by a PhD student will both be awarded prizes.

This year’s conference will include the following special sessions:

Deutsche Bundesbank Session on Banking Supervision & Regulation:

Topics to be addressed in this dedicated session include the linkages between bank and non-bank financial intermediaries, credit, sovereign and ESG risk, deposit stability and liquidity risk, interest rate risk and asset/liability management, stress testing and risk models, systemic risk and financial stability, as well as big data and machine learning in financial regulation.

VR-Bank eG Region Aachen Special Session on Household Finance and Retail Banking:

This dedicated session centers around research related to the financial decision-making of private households. The topics covered include consumer behavior in retail banking, financial inclusion, literacy and accessibility, technological innovations in personal finance, household expectations regarding economic issues, household consumption and saving behavior, as well as behavioral economics in household finance.

Session on Stochastic Finance and Statistics:

The dynamic nature of financial markets and the inherent yet changing risks, ranging from systemic to asset-specific risks, require reliable and sophisticated methods to support the management of risk exposures and mitigation of financial risks. Therefore, this session is dedicated to exploring how one can measure, detect, surveil, and infer changes in the stochastic structure of financial data and risks.

Session on Behavioral and Experimental Finance:

Behavioral perspectives are now being integrated into various fields to enhance our understanding of decision-making and market outcomes. Experiments have become a popular method for causally studying these behavioral questions. This session aims to bring together work from all fields of finance where research is conducted with a behavioral perspective and/or through experimental methods. The goal is to better understand when behavioral approaches are necessary to accurately describe behavior and when such descriptions can be based on standard assumptions.

Early bird registration for conference participation is from May 1 to July 31, 2024. Late registration starts September 1 and is available until September 20, 2024. 

You can download the flyer of the DGF Annual Meeting 2024 by clicking here.

We are looking forward to an interesting conference and to welcoming you to Aachen!

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of recent research papers. Guidelines for the submission are:


Phone: +49 176 96981151

E-mail: dgf2024@bfw.rwth-aachen.de